Zimbabwe beats South Africa by 29 runs in T20

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe beat South Africa by 29 runs to surprisingly stay unbeaten in the Twenty20 tri-series at Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.

By (AP)

Published: Wed 20 Jun 2012, 9:13 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 12:08 AM

Openers Vusi Sibanda and Hamilton Masakadza made half centuries in Zimbabwe’s 176-4. The host bowled South Africa out for 147 in 19.2 overs to follow up on their win over Bangladesh on the opening day of the three-team tournament on Sunday.

Fast bowler Chris Mpofu took 3-20 and legspinner Graeme Cremer 3-29 to hold the South Africans, while seamer Richard Muzhange finished with 2-28 on debut.

Colin Ingram top-scored for the under-strength Proteas with 48 but Cremer claimed three wickets in two overs to start South Africa’s slide.

Sibanda (58) and Masakadza (55 from 39 balls) combined for a 114-run opening stand to set up Zimbabwe’s second straight win.

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